Beverly Cleary once said, “If you don’t see the book you want on the shelves, write it.” I think I’ve read everything in existence about horses, cowboys and romance. However, I couldn’t find a cowboy romance written about the western pleasure discipline. I wanted to read a love story themed around the type of horse shows I enjoyed competing in.
I‘d always dreamed of being an author so I decided to heed Beverly Cleary’s advice and take a stab at writing the book that I wanted to see on the shelf. I worked for years putting my thoughts to paper. There were many highs and lows in the process, insecurities and doubts, but mustering the courage to continually move forward in pursuit of this dream of mine is what makes me most proud.
Love to cuddle up with a good book near the fireplace on a snowy day? Do handsome cowboys make your spurs jingle? Well, then, try mysterious McKennon Kelly or suave JD McCall from the new cowboy romance novel, In The Reins. It's the perfect holiday escape! Cowboy curious? Want to know more? Check out the fun holiday book trailer!
I LOVE music! I just can't write without it. I repeated these 5 country music songs over and over while working on In the Reins. These songs (and their videos) will make a lady's toes curl in her cowgirl boots. They certainly made my spurs jingle and helped fuel my imagination as I developed McKennon and Devon's story. Don't delay! Say "Howdy Cowboy" to these country tunes and get ready to make your spurs happy too!
Definitely a spur jingler! This song gets the top spot because the video is straight up HOT!
What do a cool cowboy, a handsome bull rider, and a wannabe cowgirl with horse problems have in common? You guessed it! They are all characters from In The Reins and they can't wait for you to get to know them. These video shorts are character sneak peeks from my "Meet the Characters from In The Reins" playlist on YouTube. I've compiled them in a single blog post for easy viewing. Enjoy!
Meet McKennon Kelly
A Romeo in Wranglers with a secret and a way with horses. What is he hiding?
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
Books by Carly Kade